Acme Bar & Coffee – Try The Sizzling Brownie At This Stylish Cafe In Kuala Lumpur

ACME KL

Acme Bar & Coffee at The Troika is located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre. The stylish cafe caters mostly to tourists and professionals working around the area and its sophisticated interior exudes an air of elegance. Yes, it is one of those places to see and be seen.

Think floor-to-ceiling windows where natural light is filtered in, clean lines and comfortable cushioned chairs to encourage customers to linger on for a leisure chat with their companions.

It is a great place to spend anniversaries and special occasions if you are in Kuala Lumpur.  READ ON

Chocha Foodstore – Beautiful Retro Cafe At Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur

Chocha Foodstore

There is no lack of good cafes along Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur and besides the popular Merchant’s Lane, one up and coming dining establishment joining the cafe scene is Chocha Foodstore.

Although the cafe is housed in a rundown building, we fell in love with it at first sight with the charming retro interior and impeccable attention to details. Beyond that, food on Chocha Foodstore’s menu consists of local favourites that come with a creative twist.

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Paper Crane – Hidden Cafe At Waterloo Street With Western Mains Below S$20

Paper Crane Cafe

There is little chance that you will stumble upon Paper Crane unless you have heard of that place. Hidden in the grounds of Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) in Waterloo Street, this cafe is within walking distance from Bras Basah MRT Station.

Paper Crane is an unpretentious cafe that serves comforting Western food. Their attractive menu boasts All Day S$10 Deals and other Western main dishes that are below S$20.

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Bee’s Knees At The Garage – A New Secret Hideout At Singapore Botanic Gardens

Bee's Knees The Garage

Bee’s Knees at The Garage, nestled within Singapore Botanic Gardens, is a hideout away from the hustle and bustle of the city that allows you to dine within lush greenery, which makes it a perfect spot for weekend brunch.

The pet-friendly cafe serves a range of western dishes and specialises in pizza, pasta, sandwiches and desserts. Drivers should go by Cluny Park Road for direct access to Bee’s Knees.

Walk up a small pathway to a historical building which is home to two dining establishments—Bee’s Knees on the ground level and Botanico at the Garage right above. READ ON

Kuro Maguro – New Maguro Donburi Restaurant That Offers Affordable & Quality Donburi

Kuro Maguro Salmon Oyako Meshi

Japanese restaurant Kuro Maguro located at level one of  the all-newTanjong Pagar Centre is a new initiative by Japanese maguro and sashimi wholesaler Misaki Megumi Suisan.

Kuro Maguro is the second restaurant opened by the same people behind Maguro-Donya Miura-Misaki-Kou Sushi & Dining in Suntec City.

The restaurant’s name translates to Bluefin Tuna, which is one of the most popular fish used for sashimi and sushi in Japan. Specialising in maguro donburi, you can expect prices to range between S$20 to S$40.

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How To Budget For An African Safari Holiday Without Breaking The Bank

African Safari Trip

Photo Credit: DX Safari

Are you a nature lover who has included a safari experience in South Africa in your bucket list? If you are, you probably already know that getting close up with wildlife is going to be one of the most amazing experiences you can have in your lifetime.

Yet we all know that a safari trip to South Africa can get pretty costly, especially private lodges and fully serviced camps. But with some tips from us, there is still a way to avoid unnecessary costs and go for a trip without breaking your bank!

Here’s How To Budget For An African Safari Without Breaking Your Bank. READ ON

7 Chinese New Year Traditions And Their Significance

CNY Market 2016

One of the most highly anticipated festivals for the Chinese has to be the annual Chinese New Year. Based on the lunar calendar, the festival falls on the first day of the first month which is unlike the international New Year, and it differs every year.

Chinese New Year is the time when families get together, and for foreigners who make use of this holiday to travel back to their hometown for a family reunion. An important aspect of this festivity is also its traditions which have been kept for many generations.

If you have always been curious about the significance of spring cleaning and why are we told by our parents to stay up past midnight on the Eve of Chinese New Year, let us share with you 7 Chinese New Year Traditions And Their Significance. READ ON

7 Simple Ways To Survive Chinese New Year Feasting

Sustainable Yusheng

With Christmas barely over, many of us are still feeling guilty about the Christmas feasts we had indulged in. It certainly doesn’t help that the Chinese New Year festivities are starting slightly earlier this year, with it being held at the end of January.

The first few days are usually celebrated with an endless amount of sinful, yet delicious food and snacks. However, it is still possible to maintain your waistline without going on an extreme diet.

Here are 7 Simple Ways To Survive Chinese New Year Feasting.

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7 Free Things To Do In Penang

Free Things To Do In Penang

Penang is a food haven visited not just by the locals living in other parts of Malaysia but also tourists from abroad. Penang has seen a significant increase in tourists who make a special trip there just to indulge in delicious Penang street food.

But apart from eating, what else can you do there? In the past decade or so, the Malaysian government has been putting in extra effort to turn Penang into a place of interest with plenty of activities for everyone.

And if you are on a budget trip, here are 7 Free Things To Do In Penang. READ ON

8 Family Road Trip Tips – How To Ensure A Smooth And Happy Holiday

Roadtrip

Vacations are supposedly a time for you to enjoy some quiet time and unwind from the stress that you have been facing at work or in school.

Road trips sure are fun and exciting if you are going with friends. But parents who are thinking of going for a trip together with their children may find it more of a chore than a relaxing holiday. The long hours in a car and having to entertain the kids during the journey are some of the typical “problems”.

Although hiccups along the trip are unpredictable, there are still ways to minimise a meltdown from happening. Here are some tips on how to keep you and your young ones happy throughout the journey!

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Yeouido Spring Flower Festival – Best Place To See Cherry Blossoms In Seoul

Yeouido Park Cherry Blossom

Mid-April is a wonderful time to visit Seoul for the annual Yeouido Spring Flower Festival. This is when the 1,600 cherry blossom trees that line Yeouiseo-ro Road will be in full bloom and you get to witness the spectrum of pinks and whites.It is a sight you will never forget.

It is a sight you will never forget.

The festival takes place beside the Han River where visitors can stroll along leisurely as they admire the flowers in full bloom, but you have to be prepared to face a huge crowd as this is (unsurprisingly) one of the most popular events of the year in South Korea. READ ON

Beerthai House Restaurant – Off-The-Radar Thai Eatery At Golden Mile Tower

Beerthai House Golden Mile

Many people head down to Golden Mile Complex—also known as Little Thailand in Singapore—to satisfy their Thai food cravings for that place is home to many eateries serving authentic Thai cuisine.

Golden Mile Tower, located just next to Golden Mile Complex, also has a few eateries that are worth checking out.

Beerthai House Restaurant is one of them. It offers a selection of affordable Thai main dishes, desserts and drinks.

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7 Reasons Why Iceland Should Be On The Top Of Your Bucket List

Iceland

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One of the most magical places on Earth has to be Iceland. Its charm is like no other, with natural wonders in the form of both ice and fire elements from the volcanoes and ice glaciers.

Known for boasting the most beautiful landscapes, Iceland is mystical, alluring and wild. There is no knowing what you will find at every turn, for the place is a vast volcanic site home to endless geysers, ice caves, waterfalls, volcanoes and much more.

Its beauty has intrigued many travellers and explorers over the past decade, which means that the number of visitors has increased significantly. Despite so, Iceland still retains all of its magic till today.

And if you have been thinking of where you should go on your next holiday, here are 7 Reasons Why Iceland Should Be On The Top Of Your Bucket List. READ ON

Dino Cake House & Cafe – Where You Can Get S$3 Durian Cake And Many Cheap Cakes

Dino Royal Chocolate

Established in 1993, Dino Cake House & Cafe is one of the most underrated cake shops in Singapore.

It currently has two outlets in Singapore. Their main outlet resides at Upper Thompson, offering main dishes and a wide range of pastries while their other takeaway outlet is a hidden gem in Bukit Timah Plaza.

It is one of those places that we can never get sick of, because simplicity always works.

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8 Tips On How To Plan For Your First Solo Trip

Solo Travel

Those who have taken a solo trip often describe it as a life-changing experience that they will never forget. When you are alone, you get to discover not just new cultures and traditions but more about yourself too. You might find yourself picking up a new language or hobby that is not common in your home country.

Of course, things can be very different when you are out there alone without your family and friends to fall back on. It takes plenty of courage to blend into a completely new environment that you are not familiar with.

Going solo means that there are also many opportunities for things to go wrong but with some preparations done beforehand, you minimise the chances of getting into an unexpected and unnecessary predicament. If you have been thinking of planning a solo trip for yourself, here are 8 Tips For Planning Your First Solo Trip. READ ON

9 Things To Do For A Day Trip To Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is a popular destination for many Singaporeans who are looking for a short weekend stay or simply just a day trip away. Apart from its convenient location, Singaporeans are always heading across the border because there is much to do in Johor Bahru.

Yes, we are talking about activities besides spending your day at City Square and Komtar shopping malls. If you have an entire day to spare, explore the different things to do in Johor Bahru such as cafe hopping and playing paintball!

Here are 9 Things To Do For A Day Trip To Johor Bahru.
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